What is a discipling culture?

We were created to reflect the life, character, and mission of Jesus. To have compassion like he had compassion. To heal like he healed. To love, care, and speak with authority into peoples’ lives like he did. But how in the world are we supposed to move in that direction? How do we move from an hour or two on Sunday mornings to radical personal life change day to day and leading others to do the same?

At The Gate, we are all in for creating a discipling culture. It’s our way of resourcing people (aka potential disciples) in order to lead them into a growing relationship with Jesus and bring Him into every part of their life: into their homes, marriages, neighborhoods, places of work, and places of play. So from worship to Connection Groups to Huddles; everywhere we go, we are embodying the eternal and living God. With the help of the Holy Spirit we believe that discipleship is the engine that drives the mission of the church, i.e. to seek and to save the lost.

Youth Life in Jesus

Youth Discipleship

The Gate is committed to raising disciples of all ages.  The Gate has a class called "Life in the Word" for 5th-6th grade students.  This class gives our youth a foundation for their faith.  The class materials include the Bible and Luther's Small Catechism; a tried and trusted manual on the main points of the Bible and the Christian faith.

The Gate has a High School Youth Connection Group that meets every other Wednesday evening to grow in their relationship to God through prayer and study of God's Word, relationship to one another through fellowship, and reaching out to the lost and broken through intentional outreach and service.  

The Gate has a Sunday School hour after worship on Sundays for gradeschool children.